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Journal Title: Journal of Language & Politics
Volume/Issue:   11/2
Issue Title: Translation and the Genealogy of Conflict
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. vi, 142 pp.

Table of Contents


Translation, interpreting and the genealogy of conflict
Luis Pérez-González


Public service interpreting and the politics of entitlement for new entrants to the
United Kingdom
Rebecca Tipton

Conflict recognition, prevention and resolution in mental health interpreting:
Exploring Kim’s cross-cultural adaptation model
Krisztina Zimányi

Translating eyewitness accounts: Personal narratives from Beslan, September
Sue-Ann Harding

Uncovering ideology in translation: A case study of Arabic and Hebrew translations
of the ‘Roadmap Plan’
Ahmad Y. Ayyad

Translation, self-translation and apartheid-imposed conflict
Alet Kruger

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Caldas-Coulthard, Carmen Rosa and Rick Iedema (eds.) (2008). Identity Trouble:
Critical Discourse and Contested Identities.
Reviewed by Hou-Song

Vezovnik, Andreja (2009). Diskurz.
Reviewed by Ana Tominc

Heer, Hannes, Walter Manoschek, Alexander Pollak and Ruth Wodak (eds.)
(2007). The Discursive Construction of History: Remembering the Wehrmacht’s
War of Annihilation.
Reviewed by Shawn Warner-Garcia

Heritage, John and Steven Clayman (2010). Talk-in-Action: Identities, Interaction
and Institutions
Reviewed by Gavin Lamb
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
LL Issue: 23.2816